Monday, May 14, 2012

Do You Need To Exercise?

It's Monday morning, which for me usually means somewhat of a sleep in, followed by some coffee, reading my Bible, some prayer and then a run. The first few of these don't bother me too much, but the run does. Maybe for some people it doesn't, but definitely does me. Strapping on my running shoes and going out for a few miles was once a piece of cake. It's funny how as you get older that things you once enjoyed doing or even took for granted now seem to take so much more effort. So why do I run? Because it's good for me and helps me to stay in shape. 1 Timothy 4:8 tells me that, "Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come." OK, so physical training is good for me, but I can't in any way ignore training for godliness either. I can't simply do the one and not the other. In fact, I need to do both, having an emphasis on the training for godliness. When it comes to physical training I'm often concerned when I see the state our nation. With millions of people dependent on medications and obesity affecting a growing percentage of the population. People need to get out and start exercising. As I'm strapping on my running shoes right now, I know that my run this morning is going to profit me, even if it is only a little. Plus I love how it feels when I arrive home after having completed it. I challenge you to get out and do some exercise. Whether it's walking, biking, running, or something else, it will be so good for you :)

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